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of possession of such a magazine. >>> president barack obama is headed back to washington d.c. and just six days remain before our country goes over the fiscal cliff. here is more from our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: brian is congress does not act taxes will go up on all americans next tuesday. they are scheduled to get back to work for tomorrow morning which is when president barack obama's flight returns from hawaii but many are pest mystic he will reach -- pessimist particular they will reach the deadline. it is the republican controlled householding out. house speaker john boehner wants increase for those making only 1 million a year. they say it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not. >> if we allow that to happen it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional you are responsibility in a long time. >> reporter: some republicans are saying president barack obama will actually get his way if a fiscal cliff is not reached before the deadline, kyle la campbell, washington d.c. newsroom. >>> and in general delegations are not as crowded as the first ones. as
for the university system. >>> an historic day in washington state as same sex couples marry legal for the first time. >> we are now just a few weeks away from christmas, and the u.s. postal service is changing its service. it may help all of you procrastinators. >> a shooting on a california indian reservation leaves four people dead. the possible motive behind today's tragedy shooting. $ >>> we have developing news out of san francisco at this hour. police say two people, a man and a woman were found bound and gagged lying in the street in the bay view district this evening. both people were alive, but unconscious. the victims were discovered around 8:30 this evening, on brussels street, near manziel street. >>> today was the first day in washington state that same sex couples could legally marry. debra horn has more on the historic celebration. >> reporter: neither the gloom, nor the cold. >> the weather kind of sucks, but inside, i'm a balmy 75 degrees. >> reporter: nor the kicks of a child to be. >> i think she's happy too. >> reporter: not even the lack of appointed time. >> we're on stand by t
of washington on the budget, stocks tumbled yessterday. oracle is among the latest corporations trying to beat the clock on next year's expected tax increase. oracle's board has approved accelerated dividend payments for the second, third and 4th quarters of next year. nhl owners and players plan to meet today in a renewed effort to move the puck on labor talks. let's see what's going on with the market today with matt shapiro, president of mws capital. good morning to you. > > good morning angie. > this is certainly one moody market. it seems to move on every word that comes out of washington. > > absolutely. actually, i am surprised, given the stalemate that we had this weekend and the gop yesterday having a counter offer - they are miles apart, but the market really held in there, and i think, at this point, the market is just basically pricing in that nothing really good is going to happen in washington, at least for now. > what about manufacturing matt? the numbers came in solid for china, not so good for the u.s. there was a bit of a slip. > > i think some of that is the concern. but at
also gained ground yesterday on optimism a budget deal will emerge out of washington. meanwhile, the sleepless in america are creating a boost in business. consumers spending on treatments for insomnia shot up from $24 billion 4 years ago to $32 billion now. fortunately, it's a bumper year for the coffee crop in brazil. the country is harvesting its biggest coffee crop ever. and peter madoff is sentenced to the max of 10 years in prison for helping his brother bernie in their infamous ponzi scheme. scott bauer of trading advantage joins us on this friday morning for a closer look at the markets. good morning to you. we had a nice santa claus rally going on here. do you think that this fiscal talk is just going to kill it? > > no, it doesn't look like it. the trend over the last few days is, we have seen the market up, but we have seen it really kind of accelerate toward the end of the day. so, as news has not come out negatively, people are buying into the market. but what is interesting is, we have seen the vix, or volatility index, the protection of the market, also rise over
in washington. our hearts are broken. that is how president obama responded friday to the slaughter of 27 people, 20 of them, little children. as we spoke to and for the nation. today, we'll try to make some sense of the senseless act of violence, at sandy hook elementary school. we'll talk with our guests in a moment, but, first, here's the latest from newtown, connecticut. authorities say all of the children, first graders, 6 or 7 years old, were shot multiple times. the six adult victims were all women. police say they have good evidence about the suspect, adam lanza, that may explain why he carried out the massacre. and, president obama will speak at a vigil sunday evening, at the local high school. and, meet with the families of the victims. for more on the investigation we turn to fox news correspondent mike tobin in newtown. mike? >> reporter: good morning, chris. people here are flocking to the churches, once again, to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible. as we learn more of the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner, gruesome. lives ended
to reports, the washington post may be closer to charging customers to read artcles online. tim mulholland of china-america capital joins us on this jobs friday. tim, we are being told there could be a murky jobs number because of hurricane sandy. what do you think about that? > > i think the market will dismiss a weaker-than-expected number because of hurricane sandy and the distortions that it has and look more toward next month, or january's report, that we will get. so, i think they will let it slide. but it should be weaker than expected. i think that is expected by the market, so it shouldn't be a surprise. > goldman sachs has a call out that we will see a renaissance in commodities. are you bullish on any particular commodities here? > > i am bullish on the agriculturals, for reasons of which the supply and also the growing drought that we had this past year, the continued conditions that make for dry growing season next year as well. so i think from a supply/demand standpoint, yes, i think agricultural. the other thing i like, commodities in general, is when the fed's buying $85 mi
no matter what comes out of washington.. why traders are convinced.. there will be no falling off a fiscal cliff. in today's cover story.. why retailers and wall street firms are stepping away from gunmakers. plus- who has more power millenniels or baby boomers.. the surprising answer.. and what will interest rates look like in 2013? first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas good morning. it's wednesday december 19th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look what is the market telling us? stocks rallied once again yesteday..in what traders view as a sign a deal to avert the so called fiscal cliff.. is highly likely. money pulled out of gold -- which is considered a safe haven.. and instead went into equities.. as well as oil. shares of oracle bounced almost 3% in heavy volume. the tech company surpassed wall street's expectations. oracle is up 28% this year. gas prices are closing in on a 2 year low. the national average for a gallon of unleaded regular is $3.23. it's time now for trader talk with larry sho
. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live. this is where it will happen. ktvu will monitor it and we'll let you know what she has to say when she says it. >>> more funerals are planned today for victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. so far, the -- school shooting. three more children will be buried today. people will pay their respects to vick -- vicki soto. she will be buried today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that cou
. investors continue to watch washington and talks on the so called fiscal cliff. november job numbers are also due out tomorrow. jobless claims fell sharply last week. the labor department said applications fell to 370,000. claims had temporarily spiked last month after superstorm sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen in the four week average which stands at 408,000. >>> there is new information tonight about an albany middle school teacher who killed himself after being accused of sex allegations. 28-year-old james isam saki killed himself in september after police arrested him and searched his home. since then there has been debate about the extent of the crimes. according to court documents unsealed today, he exchanged thousands of flirtatious messages with an under aged student along with open mouth kissing and fondling on campus. police say there were several victims. >>> police in mountain view have just released photos of an i.d. theft woman. the woman is impersonating a customer in downtown maintain view. the woman made unauthorized withdraws totali
condition. but say he is expected to be okay. >>> there may finally be progress in washington. an effort to prevent going over the fiscal cliff and now there is word december 31 may not be a hard and fast deadline. >> and as steve mentioned a rainy start to the day. and he will be back to tell us how long the rain is sticking around. >> we're live in the sunset district, where three robbers entered their way into this home and tied up their victims. we will tell you how the victims are feeling today and what the robbers got away with. q >>> we want to update you now on a developing story we told you about just a few minutes ago about the dublin pleasanton bart station. we just learned that station has reopened. bart says the equipment problem that prompted the closure has been resolved. >>> there are signs of progress in washington, d.c., in the fiscal cliff debate. house speaker john boehner is now offering to accept a tax increase but only on people making more than $1 million a year. and that falls short of president obama's call to raise tax rates on people with incomes of more than
is more from washington d.c. >> reporter: senate for harry reid is trying to get republicans on board with the president's latest offer including raising taxes on those making 400,000 a year not 250,000. senator harry reid will pass this plan and does not want to put it to a vote unless he knows it will pass the housement they want to avoid fitting the call. house speaker john boehner held a meeting with fellow gop leaders and said he would give them 48 hours before calling them back from their holiday vacation meaning saturday is the earliest time a fiscal vote could take place on this deal. treasury secretary tim geithner said the united states will hit the debt ceiling on monday unless he takes extraordinary measures. they believe it could force congress to come up with a deal before monday's deadline but some republicans are not as optimistic. live in washington, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they set $2 billion for unit who made her first court appearance. she was drunk when she hit a group of people. the woman was knocked up to a hill and she was studying criminal justice bef
in california. >>> president barack obama is currently on air force 1 flying back to washington. he has important information regarding the economic deadline and more on how we are closing in on another financial barrier which is the debt ceiling. new california laws go into effect for the new year's. here is more on what drivers need to knowment. >> reporter: starting on january 1st you will be able to send and receive text if you have a hands free device that is powered by your voice. and they will be able to tell all underaged passenger that drinking is illegal and if alcohol is being transported, a person 25 years old must be on board to make sure they don't drink. the most recent party bus incident, a woman was killed when she fell out of a party bus when there was drinking involved. and they allowed cars with clean air vehicle stickers to be able to use high occupancy toll lanes even if there is just one person in the car. coming up later, a couple of new laws include if you are driving what sort of proof do you need to show to police if they pull to you over. janine de la vega, k
happens if big tax hikes and spending cuts take effect? will washington come up with a last-minute compromise? plus, where are we headed on new demands for gun control? and, will we ever get all of the answers to the benghazi terror attacks? we'll cover a lot of ground when we sit down with two leading senators: democrat dianne feinstein and republican lindsay graham. also th 2012 in the rearview mirror we look ahead to 2013. our sunday panel weighs in on what we'll be talking about in the coming year. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. well, it turns out the fiscal cliff is going to be a cliff-hanger. with less than two days until the new year, senate leaders are still trying to work out a deal, to avoid tax increases on almost every american. but, any compromise will do close to nothing about our debt problem. joining us now, to discuss what kind of deal they will and won't vote for, are two key senators, democrat dianne feinstein and republican lindsey graham. senators, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thank
the washington exit. everyone walked away from the crash. the chp says it began with a white honda, possibly hitting the center divide and losing its right front wheel. the family's car swerved to avoid the honda but lost control and ended up sideways. the big rig slowed down in time narrowly missing a major collision. two people in the honda, fled from the scene. police in palo alto are stepping up patrols in the downtown area after two recent attacks. ktvu's janine de la vega is in palo alto to tell us why police think these incidents may be connected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. police say these incidents happened around the same time in the morning, in the same geographical location here in the downtown corridor around the suspect description is somewhat similar. people we spoke to heard about the incidents and say they are trying to be more aware of their surroundings. this first incident happened on sunday, after 1:00 in the morning on homer avenue. a woman was walking and listening to music with headphones on and she was jumped from behind and pushed to the ground by a man. he tr
from the hospital where lane is recovering. >>> recreational use of marijuana is illegal in washington state. this is after the new law took effect at midnight. technically, it's not legal to smoke pot in public. >> you also want grow or sell marijuana -- you also cannot grow or sell marijuana. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> that couple there, they've been together for 5 years. now it is legal for same-sex couples to get married in washington. they were in dozens more -- they and dozens more lined up outside of the administration. >>> it is 7:33. repair work is expected to begin today on highway 1 alook the sonoma coast where rainy weather caused a slide forcing a close between meyers grade and timber. a detour is in place on valley ford food between petaluma and bodega bay. >> i'm not gonna take a chance torren the car. it happens every year. everybody out here is used to to it -- used to it. >> drivers should allow for extra time because of the detour. >>> residents in la honda, you have to cut back on your water use for the next couple of days. the department of public
progress to report. now, in the mid of the talks, the president is leaving washington in about thig minutes and head to michigan where he's warning that the middle-class tax rates could go up without a deal. the republicans believe they could have leverage. president obama will need help with another debt ceiling increase in february. experts say republicans will most likely use that as leverage for deeper cuts. over the weekend, more republicans came in and said they believe there will be -- there will need to be tax increases on the wealthy in order for there to be a deal. experts say the line of communications are open. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. >>> the number 47 seems to follow, mitt romney -- seems to follow mitt romney. a new poll shows that 47% of americans viewed romney and his former running mate, paul ryan, favorably. in the final tally, romney won 47% of the popular vote in the presidential election. all of this comments romney's comment to donors that 47% of the nation would never vote for them because they are
of year fiscal cliff. no progress to report. coming up at 5:15 the new strategy our washington, d.c. newsroom is hairing about that involve -- that is hearing about that involves sending the country over the fiscal cliff. >>> sal is back. he's ready to tell us about our friday morning. >> you know it actually is off to a very nice start. we were look at some of that road work. it's been picked up in many areas if that is very good news. also checking in with public transportation. so let's go outside and take a look at 80 westbound as you head out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems here and it looks good from vallejo all the way to berkeley and the bay bridge toll plaza and. and a lot of people want to know what the toll plaza looks like. san jose and the santa clara valley northbound 101 and 280 doing very well. northbound 17 traffic also looks very well. it is 5:07 let's go to steve. >>> sal. i just had my first tweet from cal hollow. >> really? >> well i love getting information from the city. all the little neighborhoods. always tweet me sp weather if it's raining or clo
raised candles and prayed for victims in connecticut including several ministers from washington, d.c. area churches. nancy pelosi issued a statement today it said in part, no words can comfort the loved ones of those brutety taken from us today. all americans share our prayers and our grief over the horrifying events that took place today. john sasaki is heading to connecticut, he will be reporting live starting tomorrow. >>> reporting news at the peninsula, that's where three people have been killed in a fatal crash. the highway patrol says that about two hours ago a volkswagen swerved and struck a lexus sedan that was parked in the median. news chopper two is doing a good job of showing us the massive back up this accident has caused we know that four lanes have been shut down. that leaves just the far right lane the slow lane for all that traffic to squeeze by. at this point lanes are not expected to reopen until 07 clock. as you can see here traffic there is at a crawl. >>> the images are heartbreaking and hard to ignore but how do you explain to your child what happened in con
this afternoon. life in washington carla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and preparations -- life in washington carla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and preparations are underway for president barack obama's inauguration. it will be smaller this time around and there will be three days of events and fewer inaugural balls and no concert. this will take place on monday january 21st and most of the costs will be covered by president barack obama's supporters and private donors but taxpayers will pay security costs and the viewing stands. >>> two abandoned horses were noun monterey county and now a protection group is offering reward for information leading to an arrest. they found the 20-year-old and seven-year-old horses north of salina. they say the horses were likely abandoned and were covered intics. >>> researchers say the squid may have been poisoned by naturally occurring acid in the water. there was a spike in the acid which coincides with the deaths of the questioned earlier this month and -- of the questioned earlier this -- squid earlier this month and may have
into effect for everyone. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:18. this morning, a bay area-based japanese diplomat is expected to enter a no contest plea in court. he has been charged with assaulting his wife. he worked at the consue lit in san francisco at -- consulate in san francisco as a vice council for two years. his wife said the abuse happened other for several months. he's accused of stabbing her hand with a screwdriver and knocking out her tooth. >>> they are preparing in washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration, januaryst. the views are busy building. viewing stands. this one will be smaller than the one in 2009. this time there will be three days of events, fewer inaugural balls and no concert on the national ball. most of the price tag will be covered by president obama supporters and private donors. but taxpayers you will pay for security costs and for the viewing stands. >>> bay area gas prices continue to fall. at least one analyst says they could be 20 cents a gallon lower next year. as usual, san francisco has
. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 7:14. happening right now in washington, d.c., lawmakers say negotiations are looking better to avoid going over the fiscal cliff at 9:00 p.m. our time. as kyla cam billion reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there's still a gap on raising taxes. >> reporter: republicans and democrats both say these negotiations are moving forward. the house is back at work this hour and we expect to hear from the senate when they start their day in about 45 minutes everyone the big et problem that needs to be -- biggest problem that needs to be solved is deciding who should pay more in taxes. democrats offered to raise taxes on households making $450,000. republicans were still hoping for the $550,000. but republicans dropped their demand to cut social security benefits. at that point, joe biden and mitch mcconnell took over negotiations. the two worked together in the senate for 23 years and have a strong history of finding compromise. >> i think there's some good news. the conversations continued late into the night last night. i think now there is a
, winston. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. well, it is beginning to feel like ground hog day, in the talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. both sides dug in, no agreement in sight. and, we're now just 23 days from the brink. joining us to break down where things stand, are two leading senators. democrat charles schumer, of new york. and, republican bob corker, of tennessee. gentlemen, house speaker boehner said on friday that another week has been wasteded. senator corker, given that president obama won the election, and seems to have most of the political leverage, what is the realistic deal to be made in the next 23 days? >> first of all, i think something will happen. i hope it is large enough for people like me that want to see entitlement reform to vote for. the president has leverage and the republicans have leverage with the debt ceiling and the c.r. which ends in march and hopefully cooler heads will prevail. there are different theories coming forth on how to deal with this and again, chris, it is a unique moment in histo
became legal in washington state last week. the majority of americans want the government to respect state laws allowing marijuana use. 64% of those asked said the government should allow marijuana use where it is legal. and according to the marijuana policy project lawmakers in four states, maine, v., new hampshire and rhode island plan to legalize american. >>> quake struck northwest of in donesia, it measured 7.1. there were no reports of major damage or injuries. >>> our weather was spectacular. >> weekend too. weather was insane for this time of year. we don't expect temperatures in the upper 60s but that is what we got. things are changing around. we have the live radar sweeps going. nothing showing now. as we get into, yeah, next 36 hours we will see green on here. come in close. san francisco, richmond, beautiful out there. no fog. it is one of the prettier nights. beautiful sun sets as well. cloud free long the avenues. that is how it will stay for a lital while and -- little while and then the clouds move in as we move forward. the clouds will set us up with the showers tha
required-- ♪ >> good evening from washington, i'm bret baier, we're just minutes away from president obama speaking in newtown, connecticut as the nation joins that community in mourning after the killing of 26 people inside sandy hook, elementary school, 20 of them children, ages six and seven years old. speaking now, connecticut governor dan malloy, who will introduce president obama. let's listen in. >> to survive that which has befallen this community, these families, these spouses. that which has happened and is unimaginable and unthinkable and was never, we thought, intended to be visited upon us here in connecticut or in newtown, or in sandy hook. i choose to think about the fact that in the coming days we will officially enter winter. and that is always to be followed by the spring. let me assure you that in winter each time i see the beginning of a snowfall, i will be thinking of those 27 souls lost just a few days ago. each time the day gets a little longer, i will think and dream of the lives that might have been and the lives that were so full of grace. and when the flowers sta
the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. the federal government wants to close it and seize its property. a judge is considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland is siding with the center which pays a lot of taxes. >> we would like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legitimate regulations that are in dom pliance -- compliance with california law. >> now, the federal government and prosecutors are saying that large pot operations are prone to being abused by state marijuana laws by allowing pot to fall into the hands of people who don't necessary have medical marijuana certificates. >>> 7:20. 12 california certificates have been fined for serious mistakes that endangered patients. in
is due in court this morning. darnell and tonya washington are expected to enter pleas of charges of murder. they are accused of killing 55- year-old suzie ko. the washingtons were later arrested in the seattle area. police say they spotted them in suzie ko's family car. >>> joseph naso will not be tried until april. he is charged with killing four women in northern california between 1977 and 1944. he was initially scheduled to go to trial in october but that was rescheduled for january when naso said he needed more time to prepare because he is representing himself. last week in court naso said he cannot be ready next month because of the volume of reports that he's received. >>> the latest jobless numbers are due out in 15 minutes. as alison burns reports some natural and manmade disasters will have an impact on the report. >> reporter: pam, economists expect this report is going to show fewer people were hired last month compared to october. the fallout from hurricane sandy is continuing to disrupt businesses and their hiring and fear of the fiscal cliff is keeping employers f
on that during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> controversial comedian katt williams says he's done. he's quitting stand up comedy after another run in with the law. >> i'm just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand up. i'm kind of done. >> katt williams made that announcement outside of a hotel sunday night after being kicked out of the hotel. on sunday he was taken to jail accused of fight inside of a bar in seattle. now his tour stop in oakland you may remember was cut short by an on stage meltdown the one you're looking at here. also a beckly man accused williams of hitting him in the head with a bottle. he is also accused of leading police on a chase in downtown sacramento. >>> police in fremont searching for a suspect blamed for several robberies. a felony arrest warrant issued for kane barzeal. he described as a light skinned 18-year-old man about 5'11" weighing about 180 pounds with black hair. he may be living in oakland or in his hometown of benicia. >> san francisco police are using a new tool to h
reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senator feinstein is leading the charge on banning assault weapons. >> reporter: dave, senator feinstein says she will reintroduce a bill in january. the shooter in friday's deadly attack had an assault rifle now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reintroduce a ban that expired eight years ago. many republicans have not signed on in fact some are pushing for more people to be armed. texas congressman lou wee was on fox news sunday he said things might have been different if the principal had a weapon. >> when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn't have to lung heroicically with nothing in her hands but takes him out. takes her head off before he could kill those kids. >> reporter: senator feinstein believes she will get much needed spot from president obama. what he said last night when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the suspect shot by a sunnyvale police officer over the weekend has died. police were called to a home at about 6:00 saturday night. officers say the man was assaulting his mother and that whe
not leave him alone. >>> happening now in washington, d.c. a closed door briefing about the deadly september attacks in libya is now under way. as kyla campbell reports an independent panel released a scathing report about the security measures. kyla. >> reporter: dave, that meeting going on right now is top secret. but we do know that the panel hammered the state department on security in benghazi. this comes three months after christopher stevens antliae others were killed on september 11th. the securitiments is and libyan response fell short. it also raises the possibility that gates the compound could have been left open. while there has been a lot of finger pointing hillary clinton says she accepts any wrong doing tied to the attacks. clinton has been sick and suffered a concussion over the weekend. she will not testify to a hearing tomorrow. this past hour republicans took the air waves saying somebody has to take responsibility. >> in the end look this is on the president and secretary clinton's watch. they bare measure of responsibility here. >> reporter: and despite all the criticis
, then the bill will expire and the next congress will have to start on it all over again. >>> in washington, molly henneburg, fox news. >> a reward in finding a victim in marin. >> and the people in this funeral home, this his why this damage was not caused by flames. we have the story. >>> and you have travel plans, what travel agency are doing to handle holiday traveling. >> and the new ipad apis ready to download -- app is ready to download. we'll have your breaking news any time, anywhere ready to download. we'll have your breaking news any time, anywhere . >>> police are looking for a car that crashed into a fup -- funeral home today as services were about to begin. good timing saved his life says a man. >> that's right. the funeral director at the funeral chapel says he's lucky to be alive. he was inside that lobby when the crash happened. you can see the damage that was caused that went through the front of the building. >> the damage is also claiming evidence on a che nova involved. concord police are asking whether the driver lost control spinning into the chapel at 4125 clayton ro
in washington, d.c.. as ktvu kay lam campbell reporting from our washington, d.c. newsroom americans are not optimistic. >> reporter: december is usually a time when most of us feel pretty good about the economy thanks to the holiday shopping season. but that was not the case this month. consumer confidence took a nose dive and economists blame the fear of falling over the fiscal cliff. the consumer confidence index hit a four year high in october but saw the largest drop since last summer when the country's credit rating was lowered. it's a sign of what is to come if no fiscal cliff deal is reached and automatic income tax increases and government spending cuts go into effect in four days. meanwhile the president called a top four congressional leaders to meet with them at the white house later today with the hopes they can avoid this potential crisis. and in a somewhat surprising move top republican signaled he might be willing to compromise more on that when i see you next. >>> only on 2 in the north bay search teams are using a new technology to try to find a man who jumped the c
. president obama cut short his hawaii vacation to return to washington. coming up at 5:15 the odds they will be able to come up with a deal were january 1st. >>> the contra costa fire distribution has put together a meeting to discuss the closing of five district stations. they are in clayton, lafayette, martinez. the first meeting is on january 7th in lafayette. we have posted a list of times and locations of those meetings. >>> the brawl that caused wide spread panic in a san francisco mall led to a loss in post christmas sales for business. they ran from the mall when they heard a noise that sounded like gunshots. police arrested three people. all the commotion led to a lock down and likely kept thousands of post christmas shoppers out of the mall. there is no estimate on how much money businesses lost but analyst tell the sacramento breeze it's like -- sacramento bee it's likely a significant amount. >>> janine de la vega is live for us in cupertino this morning. one of the places where a dui crack down starts today. >> reporter: that is right. starting tonight sheriffs deputie
short his hawaii vacation to return to washington and coming up, signs that president obama maybe reaching out to another republican leader after his negotiations with house speaker john boehner did not result in a deal. >> well, traffic don't in downtown san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area, on the last friday of every month, dozens of cyclists ride alightning the waterfront and down market street and drivers are always advised to expect delays. >> peeking of, we haven't really seen any this morning. let's go to tara and see if that changed. >> no, the same story. maybe a lot of folks headed up to the tahoe area. maybe they already left as a matter of fact because the skiing is going to be pretty good up there. right now i want to show you my maps so you can see exactly what i'm talking about up here. the roadways are completely clear and in livermore the same story. overall a very nice commute this morning. 237, those taillights there on the far right hand side of your screen w
the white house for a vigil. many belong to a gun control group who happen to be in washington for a training conference. they chanted, lit candles and pleaded for action. >> as we said there is still information coming out from authorities in connecticut. >> we are in new town where that press conference ended and authorities promising more information with in the hour. what have we learned? >> reporter: a couple of nuggets came out of this press conference that stood out. the lieutenant paul vance with the state police here in connecticut saying that they collected some very good evidence that could point to a motive in all of this but he wouldn't say what that evidence was specifically. again, saying it's good evidence that may fill in some blanks. he went onto talk about the shooter and that he was not voluntarily let inside of the school. in the words of the lieutenant he forced his way into the school so that is something that we know here now as well. of course we have heard some of the 911 calls in which a caller describes hearing gun shots as well as seeing glass sha
said he will be back in washington to deal with the impending fiscal cliff. >> and the cia speaking out about a movie showing the death of bin laden. what the acting director told employees in a memo act that film. >> a live look at the approach to the wet bay bridge toll plaza. chp responding to a lot of spin outs on this saturday morning. time 7:12, you are watching mornings on 2. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. . >>> good morning. isn't that a gloomy look over bay point? we have gray skies. scattered four showers for the afternoon. >> president obama and the first lady wished everybody a happy holiday and to thank everybody for the kindness they are showing to people
. >>> darnell and tanya washington are in court expected to enter murder pleas in the case of susie co. they were arrested in the seattle area. >>> joseph naso will not be tried until april. she's charged with -- he's charged with killing four people. the 78-year-old was originally scheduled to go to trial but it was rescheduled for january when he said he needed more time to prepare because he's representing him efis -- representing himself. he says he can't be ready next month because of the volume of reports he has received. >>> 7:36. part wants to help military veterans get a report. a new hiring policy was reported. one that gives veterans a chance over prospective employees. this new policy begins at the beginning of the new year. >>> let's now -- 7:37. let's go to tara moriarty in the traffic center with an accident in the east bay, right, tara? >> we have an accident in livermore on 580 been at the livermore off-- westbound at the livermore offramp. we're gonna show you an injury accident on 880, i don't know which direction it's going but it is hesperian boulevard. we'll keep
washington, d.c. newsroom is tracking all -- all of the competing punts of view -- points of view they are talking about on capitol hill. >>> a new study on san jose drivers is now drawing national attention. the study shows commuters are using social media to connect with other drivers. they exchange information to help them reach their destinations faster. the study says it also helps drivers feel better. not only because of the time they save but because they are helping other drivers save time. >>> a win-win. >> yes. >>> hey, sal, have you fixed things on highway 101? >> well, we're trying. 101 a little bit of fog coming through. let's take look at it from our camera in san francisco. a little bit of fog. in fact, it -- we may not be able to see this picture. i showed it to you first here. northbound 101 traffic is doing okay coming in to san francisco. but definitely some foggy weather. bay bridge toll plaza not so foggy. it's, in fact, not foggy at all. westbound traffic barked up for about a 25 to 3046 minute delay -- 30-minute -- barked up for about a 25 to 30-minute delay
. as kayla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the senator is leading a push to ban assault weapons. >> reporter: senator feinstein pushed for the last ban in 1994. now she says she will introduce the been or legislation on a ban, rather, in the coming weeks. the authorities confirm the shooter had an assault riffle. now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reinstitute a ban that expired eight years ago. one democrat that's been against the ban is a senator. he says it's time to move beyond rhetoric on gun control. he says everybody needs to be on the table in discussion on this. and president obama indicated last night gun law changes are needed. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: much debate is expected in the coming weeks, including large ammunition clips an how mental health can play a role in these gun control laws. live in washington, back to you. >>> right now, authorities in coecticut are working now to make sure the stud
-b option. we're live in washington, d.c. to find out what exactly is this plan-b. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner took to the podium just a couple of minutes ago. he said this is a modified plan- b. we're gonna listen in right now. >> sure. that few american taxpayers are affected by the increase as possible, moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> good morning. first, i would like to say that i think all of our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, connecticut. as a father, i cannot even imagine the utter horror that those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children -- >> we know we'll be hearing from john boehner in just minutes on the fiscal cliff negotiations. the latest we know is that he's looking at $1 trillion in revenue and $1 trillion in cuts. he and president obama are still very far apart on what should pay more in income tax rates. president obama is saying anyone who makes over $400,000. boehner's latest offer, those who make over $1 million a year. we'll have more on that when i see you next. m
numbers came out. ktvu alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom more jobs were added in november than the economists predicted. alison. >> reporter: dave, 146,000 jobs were added in november. that is twice as many as economists were expecting as for the unemployment rate it also improved. it's at 7.7% down from 7.9%. that is the lowest unemployment rate in four years. now economists thought the fallout from hurricane sandy would play a big role the labor department says it really didn't effect hiring. as for fiscal cliff fears would keep businesses from around the country from hiring that does not seem to be the case. either more than half of the jobs added last month came in retail and health care. the jobs were lost in construction and manufacturing. we're working now to get reaction from the white house and members of congress and hope to have that for you during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:17. another story about controversial comedian katt williams. he has more legal problems after announcing he has unreported
in washington, d.c. to come up with a fiscal cliff deal. as ktvu kyla campbell reports the uncertainty is definitely hurting the economy. >> reporter: pam, stocks dropped slightly on wall street yesterday. economists say it's all because there is no deal in sight. president obama and house speaker john boehner met again face to face last night but there is no fiscal cliff agreement. speaker boehner plans to head home for a long weekend today and says he's available by phone to negotiate. both sides say the lines of communication remain open. that is not enough to keep investors and businesses to know what is coming up next. >> speaker boehner can't ignore the american people forever. at some point reality should set in. >> speaker boehner is facing questions on his leadership. more on that in my next update. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> a southern california judge is getting publicly scolded for saying a rape victim didn't put up a fight while she was being attacked. the comments were apparently made during a case where a man threatened to -- threatened to mutilate the face an
rights are vital to americans. more on that in my next update. live in washington kyla campbell. >> stay with us here for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shooting. we will bring you the latest details as they emerge on air and online. >>> time is 5:14. the port of oakland is making reforms following the ktvu investigation of questionable spending of public money. it will set spending rules and punish managers that approve expenses that break the rules. they have found almost $200,000 in questionable spending last year. ktvu discovered two high ranking officials spent more than $4500 at a houston strip club in 2008. both of them have since stepped down. >>> the police have a warning if you use a popular trail in the east bay. a woman claims she was raped while hiking on the ma drone trail in alamo. what they are doing to make sure people out there are safe. >>> the fourth of july may never be the same in pacifica. the city is talking about banning all fire works. at this point they allow safe fire works. people light them on the beach typically on the fourth of july but they
and wildlife. the report from washington, d.c. on where the new protections would apply. >> reporter: after 8 years of trying to get more protection for the water and wildlife, california lawmakers have the support to get it done. no awe -- u.s. national oceanic and atmospheric administration is working to get it done. >> they are going to hear from the people who live and work in sonoma county and along the coast and they are going to know the people that live there want it. >> the expansion could stretch from bodega bay to alder creek and off shore drilling will be banned. >> drill, drill, baby, drill. why, baby, why? when we have a strong economy and so many jobs that are related to beautiful coast line. >> reporter: on top of protecting endangered species, this makes economic sense. >> it will preserve half a million jobs and 36 billion in economic activity. >> reporter: getting approval for the expansion could take up to two years. but they are hopeful. she says it is the perfect retirement gift. >> this you can see and touch and i am so proud. >>> there will be three public meetings. t
. >>> they are asking all workers from d.c. washington area stores to coliseum together and he said he wants to send a respectful but potent issue. we have more times with the same message. >>> the u.s. base was the target of a suicide attack in afghanistan. a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. the blast skilled a delivery guard and 6 children. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >>> more than 10 people people voted to support it but more than two-thirds voted not to have it but some say it passed too quickly. it protects some rights but underminds others. >>> now that voters have approved higher taxes for education, governor brown wants to overall the state funning and at least low income mine 40 district. crews in the north bay are looking into the cause of a midway water break. crews shut the water and closed traffic in the area and there is no word on what caused the break. >>> john mcafee is believed to be spending this christmas week in great britain. he is stating he was safe and has been hiding from authorities and he is wanted in the suspicious death of his neighbor. >>> an
be filing the necessary paperwork in a couple of hours. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:15. right now, president obama is meeting with a bipartisan group of governors at the white house. reportedly, the governor has requested the meeting with the president. they want to urge president obama to work with congress on a solution to the fiscal cliff. in the afternoon, the same group of governors will meet with john boehner. california governor jerry brown is not among the group. >>> 7:15. the owner of the drake's bay oyster company is plotting a legal response to the federal decision to shut down his operation. he said he will not give up. the operating permit expired last month at the national seashore. the company was told it will have to leave within 90 days and that area will return to wilderness. >>> oakland's largest pot club gets a key victory in court. a judge ruled that harborside medical center cannot be ejected and they cannot kick them out because it is not breaking state law. now, the landlord will decide again in federal court on dec
industrials gained 82 points amid optimism about a deal in washington perhaps in the next week. the tech heavy nasdaq fell 22 led lower by apple. its shares were 6% lower. apple's largest loss in a year. apple shares lost $37 to close at 538 and change. still apple stock is up more than $100 since the start of the year. >>> meantime, citigroup announced plans to cut 11,000 jobs, or 4% of its workforce. the company says the cuts will save more than $1 billion a year. the bulk of the jobs are in global operations. it is unclear how many jobs will be lost here in the united states. >>> i already calculated your rain total for the day. next, the conditions you can expect tomorrow that will impact your morning commute. >> california lawmakers buying state cars. the new report that reveals how that move actually costs taxpayers thousands of dollars. >> a modern jazz giant. what we uncovered by dave ruebeck's strong ties to the bay area. >>> a new report shows at least a dozen california lawmakers repaired, or upgraded their state vehicles at taxpayer expense just before pieing them as their personal
. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearl
. for now reporting live in washington kyla campbell. >>> baublingback here at home authorities in napa county are trying to identify human remains found in vineyard. sheriff deputies were called to silverado trail. authorities tell the napa valley patch it appears recent rains may have washed those remains down the creek. investigators hope to go back to that scene today to collect more evidence. >>> in san leandro a bank robber got away moments before police arrived. it happened tuesday evening at the u.s. bank just off east 14th street just a couple blocks from davis street. around 4:00 in the afternoon a man in his 20s wearing a dark jacket and hooded sweatshirt walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. the suspect escaped with an unknown amount of cashen if >>> police need your help identifying a man suspected of robbing another u.s. bank around noon yesterday. you are looking at surveillance pictures from the incident. the man demanded money from the teller. he did not show a weapon, he did get away with an undisclosed amount of money as well. that susp
. >>> the country is just 12 days away from going over that fiscal cliff. carla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, talking about house speaker john boehner's plan "b," here is more. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner's plan would extend the current tax breaks on people making up to $1 million a year and it would help on automatic spending cuts for majority of americans and a long term deal would have to come later. president barack obama has threatened plan "b" and he wants to extend tax rates for those making 400,000 a year. it is a way to get the president to bulging more in negotiations. >> they keep finding ways to say no as opposed to finding ways to say yes. >> he could be responsible for the largest tax increase in history. >> as for negotiations, a lot of taxpayers fear we will go over the fiscal cliff and they will lose more on current tax breaks. carla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a new pole shows majority of americans are now in favor of gun control following the newtown connecticut school shooting. many are in favor of making all guns illegal and that's
. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden will join mourners today at a attribute to sergeant daniel. he die add the age of 88. yesterday the mourners paid their respects inside the capitol. senator inouye who represented ohio for 50 years lost an arm in world war ii and he was considered a war hero. he died on monday of respiratory complications. tomorrow his body will be returned to hawaii. >>> a former marine praised for guarding a school near modesto apparently lied about his service. on monday craig showed up at hughson elementary school in uniform to stand guard. the former marine told the medesto bee he was a sergeant in the marine reserve and deployed to iraq and afghanistan. the marine corp said he never served overseas and discharged as a private after serving mine months. he told mattering corp times he had been misquoted by the medesto bee but the paper accident happened by its story. >>> let's go back to sal. how are we doing on this friday light? >> it is a little bit. we will be looking at some of the commutes
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